Does Anyone Care About McCain’s Running Mate?
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
While it might be true that speculation about who’ll become John McCain’s (or Barack Obama’s) vice presidential pick is overblown at times, The Wall Street Journal’s Ken Khachigian might be overlooking certain realities of McCain’s particular case when he says: “Voters don’t select the main course based on the side dish.”
The Wall Street Journal:
That brings us to the most important aspect of the vetting process. If Mr. McCain’s selection is not complete as of this writing, here’s some advice for my good friend: Pick someone you know. You have spent 26 years in office. You have traveled with colleagues and political allies. You have spent long hours with them. You have campaigned with them, stayed up late in conversations, shared painful moments, heard their speeches, learned their thought processes, and measured their judgment.
AP photo / Mary Altaffer
Campaigning chums: Back in March, shortly after McCain became known as the “presumptive Republican nominee,” he did a little touring with former rival Mitt Romney, whose name has come up in “veepstakes” speculation.